Regulatory

Within Council there is a Regulatory Services Division which manages all development issues, in regard to Planning, Building and Heritage. It also includes the Environmental Health section and General Inspectorate.

All sections within the Regulatory Services division provide a diverse range of services which contribute significantly to the quality of life of the community. The core services of each section of the Division include:

Planning and Building

  • The assessment, processing and managing a range of development applications under the Development Act 1993;
  • Ensuring that development within the City of Mount Gambier is carried out in accordance with the relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards/Codes; 
  • Provide development advice and guidance to the public and development industry; 
  • Contribute to policy development and Strategic goals of Council; and 
  • Contribute to Mount Gambier's Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability.

Environmental Health

  • The assessment, processing and managing all food businesses under the Food Act; 
  • The assessment, processing and managing all hairdressers, beauty, skin penetration facilities, cooling towers, warm water systems and public pools under the Public Health Act; 
  • The assessment, processing and managing of the installation and maintenance of Waste Control Systems; 
  • Ensuring that development within the City of Mount Gambier is carried out in accordance with the relevant Acts, Regulations and Standards/Codes; 
  • Auditing and licensing a supported residential facility in Mount Gambier (this facility provides accommodation and some personal care services for clients).

General Inspectorate

  • The administration of the Dog and Cat Management Act within its area and to promote responsible pet ownership; 
  • Parking control; 
  • The assessment, processing and managing of long grass or potential fire threats; 
  • Assessment and issuing of fire and outdoor dining permits.

For further information on any of the above, please call the Regulatory Services Division on (08) 8721 2555 during business hours.

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